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Amelia Earhart Elementary School Of International Studies

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Posted July 21, 2012

I love Amelia Earhart Elementary! My kids have learned so much being in a IB school. They are always excited to go to school and learn and talk about their day when I pick them up. Earhart offers many after school activities. The IB Program is awesome. It teaches the students how to help their community and families in a caring loving way. The teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Earhart not only teaches the CA state standards but they teach internationalism as well!! Students become so well rounded at this school that it's amazing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2010

Amelia Erhart is an excellent school that teaches the children in a well rounded environment. They are taught how to use what they learn in helping their surrounding communitites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

There is such a strong sense of community here you truly feel a part of a family.


Posted October 11, 2010

It is a great school with high expectaions for their students. The education is well rounded and there are many "extra curricular" activities offered.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 10, 2010

This is my daughter's third year at AE. For the most part my wife and I have been very pleased with her education thus far. My major concern is the class size and transfers. It seems the principal likes the fact that we have more than 200 transfer requests which is more than double what other schools get. He likes to "brag" about this constently. When do we cut it off. AE is quickly approaching 1000 students and class sizes are over 30 students. When does a teacher stop being effective...20, 25, 30?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

This is an excellent school with very professional staff. A big plus for me is getting graded papers back. In my children's old school this never happened. So I was basically clueless as to how my children were doing. I'm happy how the principal doesn't constantly mention the standardized test scores and the teachers don't seem to mercilessly drill the students on it and thus making good standardized test scores the primary function of the school. They have a different approach. They sincerely want the children to learn the basics reading, writing and arithmetic as well as proper manners, how to be upstanding citizens and taking responsibility. If you want music, foreign language, technology and much more in your child's life this is the school for you. Parents are encouraged to play a part in their children's education and are well informed about what is going on. I feel blessed to have my children accepted at this school. Thank you AE for bringing the joy of learning back into my childern's heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Each teacher in our school cares about children, about their well being and academic potential. We focus on values of the IB, being caring, responsible, well balanced, thinkers. We have many programs for helping our community, collecting plastic for ovens in Darfur, collecting pennies for our local Animal Samaritans. Each child in 5th grade must choose a "cause" to help the world, community, research, plan a presentation, and actively engage others to help this cause. This is their end of the year project. We have several gardents, a beautiful bird sanctuary, a "peace" garden", and a flower, vegetable garden, all cared for by a sponsor teacher and students. We are a great school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

The school year has just started but so far so great. My child is in the Special Day Class at AE and we are more than happy with the decision to go into this program at AE. The Teacher and Teacher Aids have been very kind and and attentive to my childs needs. I am so relieved to find such a healthy invironment for my child to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

AE is a good school, the admin and staff are well above average and most importantly the parents are very involved. We have had a great 3rd grade teacher and a 5th grade teacher. Like all public schools sometimes a few teachers get 'tenure' and become 'retired on the job'. That unfortunate but a fact of life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

I have 5 children. The two older children attended a school in the same district prior to Earhart's opening. I have two children who have attended AE with great success. They have both moved on to the MYP and IB program in the high school and middle school. Both are doing excellent. My 1st grader will start at Earhart in September and I am looking forward to working with the awesome 1st grade staff. Many of them were there when my two middle kids attended. The IB program is a outstanding addition to the regular curriculum. The school has excellent staff and committed families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I have been working continuously with school districts since 1976 and I have never experienced the lack of professionalism, lack of commitment to education and rudeness as I have experienced this past year while attempting to work with staff at Amelia Earheart Elementary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I have 6 children, three that are currently attending this school. The kindergarden teachers are wonderful and get so much accomplished in such a short time. They are amazing. They have a great music and Spanish programs. I have been blessed to have some really great teachers, but unfortuatley have had a few bad ones as well. I can always tell the first week of school what kind of year I am going to have. As a busy. working mom, a bad teacher can really wreck havoc on my life. I would have given Amelia 5 stars if I hadn't had the frustration of these few teachers. It's too bad we can't grade the teachers. I would love to see the great teachers get special recognition for all of their hard work. A great teacher is a true blessing in my life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2007

This is a really good school. It's an IB school as well. I really like the fact that the GATE kids were put together in a class of only GATE. My daughter has really excelled in that format. I hope they keep doing that. The teachers are awesome. Love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

I have 2nd grade twins at Amelia in seperate classes ,they are both doing grand, and I am quite happy with the school ,It's really about having great teachers and I love the IB program for thinking out of the box
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

Nothing short of wonderful! We are very pleased with the professional staff. Parent involvement is key and I felt supported at every turn. Amelia Earhart has been a great experience. The 'International Studies' program should be implemented in all schools. The expansion of my child's education has been only to her benefit and she has blossomed in her critical and creative thinking. It has allowed her to appreciate and understand the importance of her education and other cultures. My daughter feels confident and successful and her grades reflect it. She is well on her way to further academic success! Thanks AE!
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

861

Change from
2012 to 2013

-14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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API score

861

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-14

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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females69%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females75%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females56%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females68%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females71%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females76%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females74%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females68%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students56%
Females58%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 52%
White 41% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 11%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

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  • Spanish
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School start time
  • 8:30
School end time
  • 3:00
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Bradley Fisher
Fax number
  • (760) 200-3729

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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45-250 Dune Palms Road
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